Today’s consumer expects you to offer an enticing selection of wines at various price points, served fresh from the bottle and in the same condition as the moment the cork was first pulled from the bottle. Effective wine preservation equipment will allow you to offer a flexible range of still wine and champagne by the glass with no risk of serving a ‘bad’ glass of wine and without incurring wastage. By meeting your customers’ needs, sales will increase significantly in this highly profitable sector.
Effective wine preservation is an exact science. Extensive research over the last 17 years has proved that in order to successfully preserve and protect the aroma, taste and appearance of a diverse range of types, styles and ages of wine, it is essential that your chosen method of preservation will achieve optimum preservation every time it is used. The tolerance for achieving optimum preservation is as tight as +/- 1 degree.
The issue of wine preservation is central to the long-term success of your wine by the glass service and reputation. It is therefore imperative that this commercial decision is made from a position of knowledge. To make sure the chosen preservation equipment ‘ticks all the required boxes’.
Le Verre de Vin was developed in the early 1990’s by a team of engineers and wine professionals and is responsible for underpinning the quality of over 40,000 wine by the glass programs around the world. This innovative and award-winning technology is firmly established as the industry standard when it comes to offering an extended and professional wine by the glass service. Le Verre de Vin technology is the only commercial-grade still wine and Champagne preservation solution ever developed, capable of effectively preserving an unlimited number of still, sparkling and fortified wines.
There is no limit to the number of wines you can preserve with one system. Each Dual (still wine and Champagne) system is supplied with 20 still wine stoppers and 3 Champagne stoppers (40 still wine stoppers and 6 Champagne stoppers for the BC406 Quad-Pod Bar).
So long as bottles are preserved each time a glass of wine is poured, the shelf life of the wine remaining in a bottle is increased from a matter of hours, to 21 days. Obviously, if bottles are left open and unpreserved, the life of the remaining wine diminishes (especially with Champagne/sparkling wines and finer, bottle aged still wines.
Ideally each bottle should be preserved as part of the ‘working practice’ of dispensing a glass of wine. If this is impractical, ensure Champagnes and premium wines are preserved straight away, and have someone responsible for checking that all wines (even faster movers) have been resealed at the end of each service.
The system will take between 2 and 5 seconds to preserve a 75cl. bottle (dependent upon the amount of wine remaining in the bottle).